June 2017 News

Kashmiri, Dogri, Bodhi Now Compulsory Subjects

20 June 2017
Kashmir Observer

Srinagar: To maintain regional and lingual balance in the state, the government has granted sanction to teaching of Kashmiri, Dogri and Bodhi languages to Classes 9 and 10 in all government and private (recognized) schools of the state as compulsory subject. As per an Order No. 333-Edu of 2017, Dated: 19-06-2017, the Government has granted sanctioned to the extension of teaching of these regional languages in all schools. 'In continuation to earlier orders issued on the subject, sanction is hereby accorded to the extension of teaching of regional languages, viz. Kashmiri, Dogri and Bodhi, to Classes 9 and 10 in all Government and Private (recognized) Schools of the State as compulsory 6th subject (graded), in areas where such languages are spoken as mother tongue,' said an order issued by the Education Department. 'The extension of teaching of above regional languages shall begin from the next academic session viz. 2019-2020 in respect of Class 10,' the order says. Till now, the languages are taught till Class 8 in all government and private (recognized) schools. AMK hails Govt decision on Kashmiri language: Adbee Markaz Kamraz Jammu and Kashmir has hailed the decision of the government to introduce the Kashmiri language in 9th and 10th classes as a compulsory subject from the coming academic session. In a statement issued to KNS, the AMK spokesman said 'we welcome the decision of the government to introduce three regional languages Kashmiri, Dogri and Bodhi in 9th and 10th classes'. 'This way our long pending demand has been met and this will complete the gap that was existing in the school curriculum since from Class 11 it is already introduced as an elective subject' the spokesman said adding 'Kashmiri is the symbol of our identity and we are incomplete without Kashmiri as a language as part of our upbringing in the schools'.